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Posted 25 Apr 2012 @ 10:02pm


A follow-up of sorts to Danny Boyle's cult-cinema classic Trainspotting from '96, Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy as directed by Rob Heydon and featuring stellar performances from Adam Sinclair, Kristin Kreuk and Billy Boyd is a superb take on the original short story and is a remarkable demonstration of potential from a director who understands the wisdom in playing to your strengths. Ecstasy...

Posted 18 Apr 2012 @ 6:49pm


Orbital, veterans of the rave made up of brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll from Sevenoaks in the UK, have left an indelible imprint on the landscape of contemporary dance music - one of the key figures in its emergence into the mainstream consciousness of the music industry. Having gone underground at the end of 2004 after the release of veritable classics including Halcyon, Chime and ...

Posted 18 Apr 2012 @ 1:30pm


I quite like the melodic disco pulse of I Wish I Never Met You but I don’t know if it’s all that good. I just like Sam Sparro now. I saw the video for Happiness recently and realised I had missed the thing that makes this kid a bona fide pop star: he dances! There’s more to it than that, mind you. His tidy moustache, enormous teeth and tiny wing-like ears make him look like a Bugsy...

Posted 13 Apr 2012 @ 10:50am


The man doesn’t really need an introduction - it’s impossible that you know electronic music and not the name Roger Sanchez. Who hasn’t had a dance to Another Chance from the seminal LP First Contact released way back when in 2001? The man behind various monikers is a bona-fide legend when it comes to music. As a label boss and DJ he is without peer – a man whose vision knows no...

Posted 12 Apr 2012 @ 2:26pm


I’ll come right out and admit it. As a child of the halcyon days of the ‘80s, nothing – nothing – floats my boat more than skillfully employed and emotive synth-pop. From the explosion of JG Ballard-inspired post-punk of Throbbing Gristle, Human League and Cabaret Voltaire to the post-industrial electro-pop purveyed by luminaries Depeche Mode, New Order and Erasure, the ‘80s were a...

Posted 3 Apr 2012 @ 3:01pm

Cut Copy bassist Ben Browning's much-anticipated solo debut Lover Motion has been a long time coming, but we're glad it's finally landed.


Having cut his teeth and more than proved his talent as part of one of Melbourne's most successful dance music outfits, Browning's first expedition into solo territory is equally as dazzling and delightful as his previous work with Cut Copy....

Posted 23 Mar 2012 @ 3:53pm

With latest effort Let's Ride set to drop very soon, Krafty Kuts is well overdue for a date in Melbourne - no stranger to Australian shores, the alias of Martin Reeves is an understandably notorious one.


Since discovering the world of electro and hip-hop sounds early in the nineties, he started his own record shop and quickly developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of dance music...

Posted 21 Mar 2012 @ 7:22am


Tommy Dash is somewhat of a loose unit. A tendency for his music being a bit twisted, getting banned around the place – it’s all in a day’s work for this guy. Skism knows how to make it work too, capitalising on all the attention and making a name for himself with the most insane beats coupled with a little bit of salt and pepper – and heaps of chilli.


“My journey...

Posted 20 Mar 2012 @ 9:57am

There’s a reason Future Music is considered one of Melbourne’s biggest festivals – dance music’s grasp on Melbourne’s consciousness is undeniable and Future Entertainment have consistently delivered lineups that compete with those internationally. Future is a curiosity in that while it’s undoubtedly one of Melbourne’s biggest festivals in terms of numbers, it never felt like it – coordinating...

Posted 16 Mar 2012 @ 9:56am


Sharing your stage name with a female deity, particularly when you’re a male, takes some stones. In the case of the legendary DJ-producer born Gavin King, however, it can be justified. Since emerging on the UK underground in the late ‘80s the man known simply as Aphrodite has seen and done it all. From rave and acid house to hardcore, jungle, drum and bass and beyond, King’s been on...


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